Friday, April 10, 2015
Utility Bills Due - 8:00a - 4:30p
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Utility Bills Due - 8:00a - 4:30p
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Utility Bills Due - 8:00a - 4:30p

Welcome to Emory, Texas

Emory is the County seat of Rains County, the fourth smallest County in Texas! According to the 2010 Census, our City population is 1,239.
The City of Emory is pleased to announce you can now make debit / credit card payments ONLINE for your utility bills and municipal court fines.

The City of Emory Announces Recruitment for:

Equipment Operator
The City of Emory announces the recruitment of Equipment Operator Position. The position requires the candidate to perform skilled and semi-skilled duties under the direction of the Utility Maintenance Foreman. Applicants must possess a valid TX CDL license, high school diploma or GED and must have good back-hoe experience and skills.  The position will remain open until filled. Candidates can submit resumes and obtain an application from Emory City Hall, 399 N. Texas Street, Emory, Texas 75440. For more information call Gary Wallace at 903-473-2465 ext. 107.
The City of Emory is an equal opportunity employer.

Billing Clerk / Receptionist
The City of Emory announces the recruitment of Billing Clerk / Receptionist. The position requires the candidate to perform routine clerical and administrative work in answering phones, receiving the public, providing customer assistance, cashiering, data processing, and bookkeeping. Use of personal computer including word processing and spreadsheet software; copy machine; postage machine; fax machine; base radio; calculator; effective verbal and written communication skills, prepares and monitors work orders under the direction of the Director of Finance. Applicants must possess a High School diploma or GED. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates can submit resumes and obtain an application from City Hall, 399 North Texas St., Emory, Texas 75440. For more information contact Angie Allen or Donna Raper at (903) 473-2465. The City of Emory is an equal opportunity employer.

2015 Founders Day Festival

This year's Founders Day Festival will be held the first weekend in May.  Traditionally this has been a one-day event the first Saturday in May.  This year, we plan to make some changes. 

This year's Savor the Flavor event hosted by Lake Country Neighbors will be Thursday evening instead of Friday before Founders Day.  For tickets or information about this event please go to: 

Many traditions will remain the same.  The famous duck races will still occur, vendors will still be on the square, and food will still be served by local organizations.  More details will be posted shortly as to the changes in this year's schedule.   

If you'd like to be on this year's committee, if you're an organization interested in applying for sponsorship, or if you'd like more information about the event or becoming a vendor, please contact us at: (903) 473-2465 ext. 112 or 

You can also stay tuned to for more details.  

Please click here for charity sponsorship application:!page3/cee5

It is not necessary to complete an application.  Please, instead submit all of the required information in letter form as instructed in the link. 

Holiday Closings

City offices will be CLOSED on
 Monday, February 16, 2015
In observance of President's Day

2013 Consumer Confidence Report


Corrected June 17, 2014

Adopted Budget FY 2015

Click Here to view Adopted Budget FY2015

2014 Property Tax Rate

Emory Police Department - Volunteer Storm Shelter Information

The Emory Police Department is collecting information from property owners who have a storm shelter.
To assist first responders in locating citizens trapped in shelters during severe weather and other emergencies.

Please download and print form and return to Emory City Hall.

Utility Rate Schedule
Effective March 15, 2014

Utility bills due on 10th of month.
To avoid termination pay by the 20th.
The City DOES NOT grant Extensions.

Emory Business Park - click here to view map

Community Activities

Community activities include Eagle Fest, an annual event each January featuring guided bus and barge tours to Lake fork to spot eagles, programs with distinguished speakers, and live bird demonstrations.
Rains County Founders Day Festival is held on the first Saturday in May as a community celebration of the heritage of Rains County. For details visit:
Mid-September is the Rains County Fair, a week-long old fashioned county fair including Classics Round the Square a Classic Car Show around the square on the last Saturday of the county fair. 
"Trunk or Treat" is held October 31st, around the Rains County Courthouse Parking Lot. Businesses, Organizations & Individuals are invited to gather around the Courthouse to pass out candy & treats from the trunk of their vehicles. 
The first Saturday in December will be our annual Christmas on Square featuring vendors for early holiday shopping and always a visit from Santa! Be sure to drive through our City Park for a "blast from our past" as it is adorned with painted Christmas figurines!

For more information on events, call the City of Emory at 903-473-2465.
Water Restriction Guide
STAGE III Severe / Mandatory Restrictions

(a) Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to designated watering days between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight and shall be by means of hand-held hoses, hand-held buckets, drip irrigation, or permanently installed automatic sprinkler system only. The use of hose-end sprinklers is prohibited at all times.

(b) Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.

(c) The use of water for consumption purposes from designated fire hydrants under special permit is to be discontinued.

(d) Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.

(e) All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron.

(f) The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited:

    1) Wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
    2) Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
    3) Use of water for dust control;
    4) Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street; and
    5) Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).

Click here to view the Water Restriction Guide
Contact Information
City Hall
Phone: 903-473-2465
Fax:     903-473-2110

Municipal Court
Phone: 903-474-9003